Apr 09

Suspicious? Don’t be ridiculous!

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Two recent results from the South African Vodacom Second Division:

Young Pirates 2 Real Madrid (not that Real Madrid) 26

Namaqua Stars 50 Kakamus Cosmos 0

Extraordinarily, the South African FA is suspicious, and is investigating. They’ve already suspended all the match officials. My favourite bit, from this story from Kick Off, is from the spokesman for Namaqua Stars: “It’s quite possible to get 50 goals in one match. I wasn’t at the match, but the score at half-time was around 25-0. It is a genuine result, not fake, but we are concerned because how can Real Madrid score 26 times against such a good side as Pirates?”

Yes, 25-0 at half-time explains it all.


  1. 1
    Erithian on 8 Apr 2009 #

    Not a record, though, by any means, as many people will remember this report from 2002:

    “A league match in Madagascar has produced a result that has to be a new world record. Newly-crowned Madagascan champions AS Adema thrashed their arch-rivals Stade Olympique I’Emyrne 149-0 in a top national league game.
    But it was not their outstanding skill that led to the outlandish scoreline. It was because Olympique deliberately scored one own goal after another in protest over a refereeing decision.
    Radio Madagascar reported that Olympique began banging the ball into their own net after their coach Ratsimandresy Ratsarazaka lost his temper with the referee.
    Fans told the station that after the row between coach and official at Adema’s home ground in the port of Toamasina, the visitors directed each kick-off directly towards their own goal. Adema’s players simply stood around looking bemused as their opponents self-destructed. The presenter claimed the result was a new world record score in a first class match.
    Olympique were last year’s Malagasy champions who were a surprise qualifier for the second round of the African Champions League this season.”

  2. 2
    Birdseed on 9 Apr 2009 #

    Maybe it was THAT Real Madrid. That would explain the result.

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